I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. -Johnny Carson
Question #26218 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear Nike,

In reference to Board Question #26033, right after I read your responce about "Life is a Highway" I got in my car and the song started playing. Isn't it funny how stuff like that always happens. Oh well it made me smile.

- Country rocks

A: Dear Yeah it does!,

I love it when that kind of thing happens. And I love that song!

Nike
Question #26150 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

in regards to Board Question #26022, i would totally buy a book of Board answers, and I don't even go to BYU. I think you guys are swell. Yay for stumbling across great things on Google.


Board Lovin' Vassar Gal

Question #26149 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Re: Board Question #26022

You're right, a thousand-page book with every question ever would be kind of ridicuilous, and a lot of work, and a lot of money.

My suggestion was something a little smaller. Like a collection, per se. A selected few questions, questions that cover topics that you ("you" meaning "The Board") feel are adequately representative.

Granted, something like that would also take a ton of work.

But I probably don't just speak for myself when I say I'd buy it.

- Chris

Question #26138 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear Strummin',

In response to Board Question #26010, you can buy them at Best in Music. They're located in Provo Towne Mall and University Mall, and the main one's on 800 North and about 400 West in Orem.

- Cinderella

Question #26054 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

My question is quick and simple. I was watching Kevin Spacey hosting SNL and he was talking about some of the things that have happened in his career, and I got to thinking, who is the oldest working entertainer currently, and historically, and how old are/were they.

- Mattimus Prime

A: Dear Mattimus,

Based on the question, it's hard to say. What counts as an entertainer? Actresses? Actors? Magicians? Singers? In the United State only? How famous do they have to be?

Just in a general sense though, the oldest actor I can find is, at age 101, Charles Lane and the oldest actress I can find is Jane Wyatt , age 94. She has a pretty extensive entertainment history as well.

Finally, it appears that the oldest entertainer ever was probably Jeanne Louise Calment . She was the oldest woman ever , living to the age of 122 years and 164 days.

You may want to also take a look at this site .

- Lavish
Question #26053 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

So last year I enjoyed the benefits of the Campus Police Safewalks after getting off work late at night. This coming year I'll be living in the FLSR, which is still technically on-campus housing, but removed from campus. Does Campus Police do safewalks that far?

- Soprano

A: Dear Soprano,

You bet they do. It is part of campus and they would be happy to take that long walk with you. Well, some of the building security officers might not be happy about it, but they'll walk with you anyway.

-Rafe
Question #26051 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I love the TV show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". I'm sure you are all familiar with it. Anyway, my question is, how does the lifeline "Phone a friend" work? Obviously the person on the "hot seat" has already submitted a list of people they may want to call because they never ask the person for the phone number or anything. How does this work? When the person chooses a friend to call, how many people do they have to choose from (or, how many names were they allowed to submit?). Also, the people are ALWAYS home when they call them! Do all the friends of all the people who COULD be on the show that day have to stay home all day in case Regis or Meredith calls them? Finally, are there any rules for the people who are being called? Because if any of my friends wanted to use me as their "Phone a Friend" lifeline, I would have all my OTHER friends at my house to help me answer the question. And you'd better bet I would be sitting in front of the computer on the Google homepage in order to give a right answer to my friend!

- I.M.A.Q.T.

A: Dear IMAQT,

First of all, take a deep breath. You're making me tense.

Wikipedia has a great little explanation of the basic rules of "Who Wants to be a Millionare?" which answers most of your questions:

Contestants may call one of up to five pre-arranged friends. The contestant must provide the five friends' names and phone numbers in advance. The friends are alerted when their contestant reaches the hotseat, and are told to keep the phone free and to wait for three rings before answering. The contestant has thirty seconds to read the four choices to the friend who must select an answer before the time runs out. Phone-a-friends often express their certainty as a percentage ("I am 80% sure it's C.") In the event that a contestant has a disability which affects his or her ability to use this lifeline without assistance, the contestant will have the option of having the host read the question and answer choices to the friend, and obtain an answer from them. Phone-a-friends may not be called on cellular phones, and individuals participating as phone-a-friends may do so only once during Who Wants to be a Millionaire.


So those are the basic rules. However, it seems they had no formal injunctions against either a)using a person who is not, in fact, your friend, such as this person or b)allowing several "friends" in the room at the same time or c)phoning friends who have handy access to reference sources, as in tip #11.

In some places (read: Australia), the rules have been changed to prevent this. Of course, even if the rules were changed, the show has no way of knowing, as long as the background noises stay safely in the background. Friends using reference sources has happened in the States, of course, too, but sometimes it's a failure because the friend can't Google fast enough. The amount of time given, after all, isn't very much, and most likely the producers just figure that it won't be sufficient to cheat.

So next time you're a contestant on "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?", you'll be savvy about how "Phone a Friend" works, and ready to win by using the writers of the 100 Hour Board as your "friend." We'd be fantastic, don't you think? (As long as you've got 100 hours to deliberate.)

-Petra

A: Dear are you really?,

I've been a phone-a-friend before and it's great fun sitting around waiting for the call, though it never came because the person did not make it to the hot seat.

-la bamba
Question #26050 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How do I publish a website? What's the process?

This is what I know:
1.) I create a webpage using software like Dreamwaver and Flash. It's saved on my computer.

2.) I pay someone to host it...?

I'm pretty fuzzy on step number 2, I'm not even sure that there aren't steps in between 1 and 2, and I have no clue as to the subsequent steps. I'd love to have someone walk me through the process involved in taking a webpage that you've created from your computer to the world wide web (in layman's terms!)

Thanks,

net inept

A: Dear not anymore,

Ok, let's start with the basics. Before you publish a website it's helpful to know on some level what it is you want to put online. Are you looking at starting a blog? Do you want to post pictures that you take around the world? Do you want to setup an online store to sell those pictures? Are you great at quilting and wanting to setup a how-to site?

Once you have an idea of what you want to publish you have a couple other decisions that you need to make. Things such as, do you want your own domain name (ie, www.netinept.com)? How much a month do you want to spend..if any at all? Do you want to design/code it or do you want someone else to? Do you just want a web site or do you want email accounts as well (ie, you@netinept.com)?

Ok, that might be enough questions for now. Once you've made those decisions, the next step is to find a web hosting provider. A hosting company simply provides you with space and bandwidth (the ability to transmit data) on a server that can be reached from either a domain you select, such as www.netinept.com or a generic domain like www.yahoo.com/~yourspace/. Now depending on your website, you might need a little bit of space, say 50MB or you might need a lot of space, like 5000MB. There are other factors to consider when finding hosting such as available services and resources (like php, perl, java, mysql databases, etc), but we'll keep it simple for now.
Findmyhosting.com provides a great resource if you are looking to pay for your service whereas Freewebspace.net provides listings of free web hosting. There are obviously pro's and con's to each. Free hosting can sometimes place advertisements and banners on your site and a domain name is not always available. Paid hosting is just that, paid. Again, most of this is really up to you.

Once you have signed up with a web hosting provider they will provide you with a way to access your web space. This is typically done through FTP (File Transfer Protocol) although some hosting companies allow you to manage your space through a web browser. An FTP client (such as FileZilla) allows you to remotely connect to your server and manage your space by uploading, deleting and renaming your files.

In your question you noted that you already had pages ready to publish, but if you are looking for further information on web page construction, http://www.w3schools.com/... is a great site to check out.

If you're a BYU student you can also setup and use the 15MB web publishing account that is free. More information is available here.

Good luck!
-branflakes
Question #26049 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In an attempt to stay organized yet cut out unnecessary clutter, I've been sorting through files. I have several years worth of bank, phone and utility bills and statements on hand and am wondering how long werf should keep such items before sending them to the shredder in the sky?

In short, is there a recommended amount of time that a werf should hold onto old bills and statements before trashing them?

Thank you for your matchless wisdom.

Respectfully yours,

- Ambrose

A: Dear Ambrose,

See Board Question #22039. Also, this site http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/bank/19990714a.asp recommends keeping bank records and bills for one year, unless they are related to your taxes, business expenses, housing and mortgage payments.

-Wilhelmina Wafflewitz
A: Dear Ambrose,

My mom and I recently talked about how long you should save insurance paperwork so I thought I'd provide insight on that as well.

For auto/renters/home insurance, you'll want to save your most recent policy and declaration page. If you've recently changed insurance companies at all, I would save the last declaration page from each company for meh... about a year.

And for receipts, if it's a credit card payment or check payment just make sure the payment goes through and then toss it. If it's cash, wait until you receive your next bill and the amount is normal before you throw it away.

- Lavish
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My crazy aunt was trying to convince me that waterskiing is dangerous and evil because "the devil controls the waters". Do the scriptures really say that? (I think she said it was in D&C)

- waterski chica

A: Dear chica,

I believe the scripture she is referring to is in D&C 61. The heading says:
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, on the bank of the Missouri River, McIlwaine's Bend, August 12, 1831. HC 1: 202-205. On their return trip to Kirtland the Prophet and ten elders had traveled down the Missouri River in canoes. On the third day of the journey many dangers were experienced. Elder William W. Phelps, in daylight vision, saw the destroyer riding in power upon the face of the waters.

1-12, The Lord has decreed many destructions upon the waters; 13-22, The waters were cursed by John, and the destroyer rideth upon their face; 23-29, Some have power to command the waters;
So it does talk about destruction upon the water and how the destroyer rides upon the waters. But I see no where where it says "the devil controls the water." Heavenly Father is in control. He created the waters, and he decrees destructions upon them. Satan may carry out that destruction, but it is because Heavenly Father allows it. Verse 15 says that "the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters." However, the next verse says "And it shall be said in days to come that none is able to go up to the land of Zion upon the wateers, but he that is upright in heart." Those that are upright in heart do not need to fear, for the Lord will protect them, as he says in verse 10: "And inasmuch as they are faithful they shall be preserved, and I, the Lord, will be with them." I agree that waterskiing can be dangerous, just like many other sports. I do not agree that waterskiing, or any other water sport, is evil. I see nothing morally wrong about having some fun in the water.

-Wilhelmina Wafflewitz
Question #26043 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I read a book when I was a kid about this girl who gets kidnapped with her brother and sister to perform gymnastics for aliens in space which turned out to be rich old people trying to live forever. Can't for the life of me recall anything else, any ideas? What did you think of it (if you've read it before)

- roast-beef little piggy

A: Dear roast-beef little piggy,
The book you're looking for is called Galax-Arena, by Gillian Rubinstein. It was published in 1992.
Joella, her brother Peter and her sister Liane, are kidnapped and transported to become pets and entertainers for an alien species. Many of the performing children are desaparecidos, the disappeared, kidnapped from third world slums, and chosen for their extraordinary gymnastic ability. For the children, there is only one escape from the Galax-Arena: out of the door and into death.
-Zantedeschia
Question #26028 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I recently moved to Utah from the Washington DC area and am in the process of trying to find a good hair salon. I am accustom to a highly professional atmosphere with quality stylists who continue to educate themselves on the latest trends and techniques. I have looked around trying to find something comparable in this area, but the reviews online are few and far between, and often conflicting. I have even asked other girls with hair cuts that I like where they got it cut, but none have ever given me any tips on where to go. Most of the time they got it cut out of state. Do you have any advice on which salons to try?


- Need a hair cut.

A: Dear Need a hair cut,
I would recommend reading Board Question #1314, Board Question #2770, and Board Question #20382, which lists a bunch of places that Board writers have been to (or have heard that do a good [or bad] job). I think you'll find that Utah is always behind in the style, so don't be too disappointed.
-ME
Question #26027 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I put the same amount of antiperspirant/deodarant under each arm. So how come I only sweat in my left underarm under normal circumstances?

- deodarant head

A: Dear deodarant [sic] head,

It's hard to say why you only sweat in your left underarm specifically, but there are a few possibilities. Let's explore them.

  • There are more sweat glands under your left arm than there are under your right.
  • The contours of your left and right armpits are different, causing heat to be retained easier under your left arm than your right.
  • You apply deodarant [sic] in such a way that it only rolls under your right arm and not your left. (I'm serious - I do this sometimes.)
  • Your left underarm is hairier, whether due to the presence of more follicles or poor grooming habits, causing a higher retention rate of heat and thus producing more sweat.
  • You use your left arm more than your right.
  • You stand with your left side near heat sources more often than your right.
  • You wear shirts that have a better ventilation system on the right than on the left.
  • You have bad luck.
  • You are possessed by some sort of being that causes your left underarm to sweat profusely.


Like I said, it's hard to say for sure without actually conducting some sort of examination of you, but the cause is probably in there somewhere.

- Optimistic.
Question #26026 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I just read the apologetics question posted by Moreman Board Question #25040 and have to admit I am highly disappointed with the answer. I was very intrigued when I read the question as I was recently asked to read such an article which is currently being responded to by FARMS. I feel I have a very strong testimony, but reading that article was very difficult. It made me wonder greatly how people can do this all the time and still stay so strong in their testimonies. I have been impressed by the quality of answers the 100 Hour Board has provided in the past, so I was very excited to read the answer, and highly disppointed when I did. The answer indicates that you've had it for at least a month and have only emailed one professor. That's silly. A large number of the religion department has written for FARMS and are fully capable of answering such a question. Also, FARMS, I'm sure, would be more than happy to answer such an inquiry. Thanks for all your hard work on this Board, I'm not trying to slur your good name; I'm just hoping this question will recieve more attention as I would also love to know

- Disappointed and Hopeful

A: Dear Hopeful,

Thanks for your continued support. We writers appreciate all input given and I hope this response mirror's that.

I sent an email to the general Farms address with Moreman's original question. The email was forwarded to Daniel C. Peterson and here is his response:
Dear branflakes,

Your question was passed on to me for a response. I'll see if I can do that more or less adequately.
There's no standard procedure. We just have a number of people-I suppose I'm one of them-who have spent a great deal of time examining criticisms of the Church and who, somehow, manage to come out of this still quite up-beat and believing. (Candidly, it's not something I recommend to everybody. The incessant negativity of many of the critics can be draining and depressing. It's something like listening to hostile gossip about a friend or a spouse for lengthy periods of time, or, possibly, even like exposure to pornography: Sooner or later, it's going to take a toll on most people.)
Part of what equips some of us to do this without serious harm is that we've also spent a great deal of time studying Church history and doctrine, and even more general history, so that a large majority of the critical arguments (a) don't surprise us or catch us off guard and (b) don't strike us as very plausible. Often, the criticisms are simply facts taken out of context-not merely in the sense that quotations are taken out of context (although that's surprisingly common) but in the sense that the proper historical or doctrinal background has not been supplied in order to enable a proper understanding of the fact. The more you know, the easier it is to recognize this sort of thing.
I think it's important that everybody, not merely "apologists," devote serious effort to maintaining and strengthening their testimonies, both in the ordinary ways (e.g., prayer, church activity, serious study of the scriptures) and, particularly for the "apologists," by reading faithful scholarship. There is a very great amount of sound writing out there now, by faithful scholars-enough to feast on for quite a long time.
Please thank the questioner. We hope what we do helps.
Best wishes,
Dan Peterson
Good luck!
-branflakes
Question #26025 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In (^25618), I was referring to the algorithm they used in the show. I don't know if you saw that episode or not, but by using different robbery dates, Charlie was able to find a pattern as to when the next robbery would occur. I guess what I'm asking is, is there an algorithm that could produce possible dates of, say, robberies, murders, etc. that law enforcement agencies could use? If so, where can I find it (or find people that use it)?

- Still not a math geek

A: Dear Still not a math geek,
Sorry for my mistake. I did some more searching and it doesn't appear that there is anything completely certain, but you can read more about how crime agencies do analyze crime, etc. at http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/178919.pdf, which you might find interesting.

So I guess the short answer is no.

-ABC 123
Question #26023 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What constitutes gay marriage? Is it two person with the same external physiological anatomy? Or is it two person with the same sex chromosomes (XX and XX or XY and XY)? Or is it two person with the SrY gene present on the Y or X sex chromosome?

- Getting to the point of this

A: Dear to the point,

Gay marriage is defined as a marriage between two people of the same gender. Gender is determined by sex chromosomes; males have one X and one Y chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes. Thus, a gay marriage might be a union between two people with two X chromosomes, or one between two people with one X and one Y chromosome each.

You're right to question the exact definition of it, though. There are a lot of different ideas and possibilities. I took my information from Wikipedia, which I trust for basic information like this. Read the whole article for more in-depth information on the subject.

- Optimistic.
Question #25987 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Where can I find the official lyrics for Future Trance United's "Face 2 Face". I thought I had them figured out until someone else suggested that my version was wrong. I've checked online but they all differ as well.

Thanks.
-Gets his freak on (or is it freedom?) standing tall.

A: Dear standing tall,

All of the lyric sites I found online gave me the same lyrics, and they all had them listed as "get your freak on" rather than "freedom." However, I ran a Google search looking specifically for the phrase "get your freedom," and all I could find were blogs where people had listed the lyrics themselves. I place my trust in sites dedicated to posting lyrics, so I'm going to go with "get your freak on."

Also, "get your freak on" makes more sense in the context of the lyrics than "get your freedom" does, I think.

- Optimistic.
Question #25971 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,
As follow-up to Board Question #25882:
okay, in almost every juvenile book at the HBLL library i've checked so far, there's something that doesn't look like English. the closest i can describe it is possibly and uppercase, cursive g, lowercase i, and then maybe an r or a k or a y or something. as a side note, there are also decipherable letters in a few books i've checked out, but they don't seem to match the author or title (eg. PJR for a book by k. c. called the s.), so if you have any idea how that works, i'd like to know that as well. but that's all i got. thanks.

-still no idea


ps if i had a camera, i'd send you a picture, but hopefully this is specific enough. thanks again.

A: Dear no idea,

I sent an email to Marsha Broadway, the juvenile literature librarian, who informed me that the initials are those of the librarian who catalogs the book. (The library personnel directory lists "Gabriele Kupitz" as the juvenile literature cataloger.)

It stands to reason that the books in different subject areas would have different initials, since catalogers typically specialize in one subject area. As for the books that don't have initials at all, it may be that they date from before this system was initiated, or that some departments use the initials and some don't. (This type of variation in cataloging procedure from department to department is, alas, not terribly uncommon.)

- Katya the librarian
Question #25950 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,
So there is nothing new about what I'm going to say next except that I've never experienced it before and therefore need advice.
It appears I've fallen hard core, head over heels for a friend of mine and now have no idea how to proceed. I figure at some point I need to talk to him about it, but being of the introverted, somewhat shy, people-watcher and analyzer, would rather talk about you than me variety this conversation has continually gone amiss for me.
What do I do? What do I say? How do you start a conversation like that? Got any good opening liners? Is there any point? How would I know if he was at all interested? (It would help if I at least thought I had a chance...though, having him dash all my hopes and dreams may be just what I need to finally move on.)

A little background...we've known each other for nearly 2 years and have been pretty good friends for the last year. We can talk about nearly any subject though he is terribly hard to crack and getting him to open up and talk about his wants, desires, likes, and dislikes is like pulling teeth though lately he has been confiding in me a little more easily. He has purposely not been dating for quite some time though he seems to be warming up to the idea as of late. At all activities he and I generally tend to at some point gravitate towards each other, we play sports together, we're in the same FHE group, he comes over to play games, I go over to talk. We tend to see each at least 4 or 5 nights a week and somehow we generally end up hanging out in a threesome (he and I and my roommate, he and I and his roommate, he and I and some random from the ward) but not generally just the two of us. We've been on three, what I would call, dates-two of which I asked him out for and one which his sister-in-law set us up on for a family group date they were doing. When it is just the two (or three of us) we talk for hours with ease, but in public situations we both tend to take a backseat to the conversation at hand and we say next to nothing (with the exception of quiet comments about the speaker and such) to each other. For some reason, I get flustered and can't hold a public conversation with him. After all of this, I'm struggling to see if he's interested or not. On my happy days he's totally showing interest. On my bad days he seems interested in everyone but me. I know we girls tend to read what we want into things...so an outsider's opinion would be nice.

- I usually have no trouble reading people...but he perplexes me.

A: Dear perplexed,

Touch his elbow. I know it's the cliche answer you find all through the archives, but I'm serious. It's a sign that cannot be misunderstood. Touching him on the shoulder or the arm or whatever else can be explained away. Touching and really holding his arm cannot. It's as simple as that.

Other than that, I would suggest that you find some way to just get the two of you alone and be able to talk for a while. Feel things out. It doesn't even have to be a date, really. These situations aren't difficult to manufacture, so long as you have the help of a roommate - invite him over to do something with you and your roommate (a game, movie, or whatever), and have your roommate create a reason to vacate the premises.

That's all the advice I can give you without actually knowing who the boy in question is. You could email me with further details if you wanted, but that seems like a bit of a waste of time, as you know where I live. Let me know if I can help at all.

- Optimistic.
Question #25938 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I just recently decided to switch mp3 players on my PC (not a mac yet...). I've used Winamp for years, but everyone I know uses iTunes. So, I decided to switch and was sold quickly on the library and organization abilities of iTunes (Winamp had a media library, but it was too clunky).

I figure that most of you board writers use iTunes as well, so I have two questions about it.
One thing I miss already is the universal hotkeys available in Winamp. Do any of you know a way to control iTunes by the keyboard from any program (e.g. in Winamp I had it set that ctrl+alt+shift+x stopped, etc.)?

The other thing is that iTunes stays in the taskbar when open. It minimizes to the system tray, which is great, but is there a way to have it always in the system tray, even when it's open (and not show up in the taskbar)? I loved that feature in Winamp, since I unfortunately am stuck at a low resolution and don't have much room down there.

Thanks!

- New iTunes user

A: Dear NiTu,

I've got good news and I've got bad news. We'll start with the bad. iTunes does not provide any global shortcuts that can be setup within the program itself. Keyboard shortcuts for most tasks are available if you are within the program. A list of those can be seen here.

There is a way, however, to create global shortcuts using programs that run in the background and allow you to set universal keystrokes. Keyboard Hotkey Pro from http://www.aquariussoft.com/pc-keyboard-hotkey/ seems like the best solution as it has built in iTunes support. Simply install the program and setup your hot keys to control iTunes. Another solution is the ability to control iTunes through a web browser. This seems a bit more complicated, but is explained here.

Ok, on to the good news. iTunes can be set to minimize into the system tray and not show up in the task bar. This is done by selecting Preferences then Advanced then the two options labeled Show iTunes icon in System Tray and Minimize iTunes window to System Tray. Hope that helps!

Good luck!
-branflakes
Question #25932 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How many trucks need to make deliveries to Walmart each week in order to keep a typical Walmart store running and well-stocked? How many cubic feet of merchandise is dropped off (on a weekly basis)?

- Obligated to shop there because it's cheap.

A: Dear Obby,

I talked with Cindy in the Shipping/Receiving department at our local Walmart about your question. She was very helpful in giving me some general figures about their deliveries.

There are 4 different types of deliveries made to a Walmart. The first is done through private distributors and Cindy couldn't even begin to guess how many came in during a week. The other three are handled all by Walmart trucks and consist of General Merchandise, Grocery, and Frozen Foods. Below is the breakdown of deliveries for each type:

General Merchandise: 14 trucks/week (As high as 18-19 during Christmas)
Grocery: 20-21 trucks/week
Frozen: 7-8 trucks/week
Total: 41-43 trucks/week!

Wow, that's a lot of stuff. Now the dimensions of an average trailer are 8' wide x 8' high x 45' long or 2900 cubic feet each. So if we do the math (2900 x 42), that is approximately 121,800 cubic feet of merchandise that Walmart receives each week. Seeing as we are a super Walmart that number is probably different then others nationwide, but thats probably a general average.

Good luck!
-branflakes
Question #25916 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Okay, so for some odd reason (which I've yet to figure out) I've seen a lot of pictures of skulls (both human and animal) recently. On all these skulls, there's something that just seems unsual to me: they all have their teeth in place. How are you teeth actually attached to your skull and jaw? If they are attached at the bone (as it would seem from all these dead folk w/ teeth) why do they fall out? Or do they fall out and people glue them back, so that they look prettier? I always just thought they were attached by nerves and muscles or something.

Help me 100 Hour Board, you're my only hope!

- The Economizer

A: Dear The Economizer,
This illustration at http://education.yahoo.com/reference/gray/illustrations/figure?id=184 shows more detail, but basically the roots of our teeth grow through sockets in the jaw bone. When the skin and muscles and gums and everything are gone, the roots are still firmly planted into the jaw bone, which is why they stay there.

Also, as http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/teeth_noSW.html points out, our body produces Cementum (say: sih-men-tum), which is like your body's glue and holds the root of each tooth to your jawbone.

-ABC 123 and her sister
Question #25398 posted on 06/29/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Walking home from classes yesterday, I noticed what looked to be rhubarb growing along the south fence of the Haws playing field. Is it really rhubarb, and if it is do you think campus administration/security/whoever would mind me taking some for my own personal use?
-hungry and wanting some rhubarb muffins
p.s. the plants in question are located at the very southwest corner of the little part of the fence that sticks out to the south. there is a little shed in that corner.

A: Dear Hungry,

I think you're going to have to find the rhubarb to make your muffins elsewhere. According to BYU Grounds, the plant you were referring to is called "common burdock." It's a weed. Yeah, you're probably not going to want to put that in your muffins. Guess what though, a guy from Grounds actually even made a special trip out to that corner of the field just for you (well, me). Isn't that awesome?

Since you can't make the rhubarb muffins, I'd recommend making "French Puffs." Here's the recipe.

French Puffs

Cream:
1/3 cup shortening

Add gradually:
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg

Sift in separate bowl:
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Add 1/2 cup milk alternately with dry mixture to shortening mixture.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Immediately roll in melted butter and cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Enjoy!

(This recipe makes sense to me... Any questions, email me.)

- Lavish